Juan Pablo Montoya finished sixth in the Indianapolis 500, won by Japan’s Takuma Sato. The race was carried out by the accidents and the retirement of the Fernando Alonso. Gabby Chaves was ninth and Carlos Munoz, tenth.
The Colombian driver was very intelligent since the beginning of the race. He started from the 18th position, but he was controlling every vital aspect of his car. He did not risk much in the first turns and always tried to follow the suction of the cars that were ahead. However, the only problem was that in the first supply had problems.
From there on, he was gaining positions. He risked where he had to risk. Little by little, it was put in zone to go by the battle by the triumph. The accidents that he had before him made him win and he could not get out of any shock. With 12 laps to go out in seventh place, but could not with the pace that put Helio Castroneves and Takuma Sato, who in the end took the win in a very rugged race. Juan Pablo Montoya was sixth in the Indianapolis 500, Gabby Chaves in the ninth and Carlos Munoz in the tenth. It was a good Colombian participation. Continue reading “The winner of the race”
Nico Rosberg has made good the pole position achieved on Saturday at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez that took victory in the GP of Mexico. The German and ending the winning streak of Lewis Hamilton was second although this and cares little less after certifying the title in Austin.
The Mercedes have had no problems to make another double but the fight for the podium has had more alternatives. Finally Valtteri Bottas was the one who took the third position, leaving behind the Red Bull of Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo. Carlos Sainz could not reach the points and was 13th while Fernando Alonso left without even completing the first return.
Mexico’s race was held on a dry track despite some forecasts announced rain. The output was a key moment because Rosberg had several careers unable to hold off Hamilton when the lights went out but this time the German went well and was able to maintain the first position. Behind Kvyat up to third position while Vettel Ricciardo and touched in an incident that detracted from Ferrari race because he prodded, had to enter the box and from there everything went against the grain. Continue reading “Mexico GP 2015 F1: Nico Rosberg win”
The GP of the Americas has given us the first victory of the season for Spanish motorcycling. The culprit rang the Spanish anthem was Marc Marquez has achieved victory in MotoGP while Moto2 and Moto3 victories have been for Sam Lowes and Danny Kent.
In the race of MotoGP has not rained but has fallen water from one of the runways of the track that has forced the exit delay. Once the race has started, we have seen a Andrea Dovizioso strong that he took the lead and took advantage of the top speed of his Ducati to cancel Marc Marquez attempts to storm the lead. Came behind Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo while Scott Redding Pol Espargaró pulled to the very last entry in one of the first turns of the track.
A lack of 17 laps to go Marc Marquez was setting as a leader and began to open gap with their pursuers. The Honda rider was very safe from that time and was opening hole to win more than 2 seconds ahead of Dovizioso that he had to hold off Rossi was 3rd, a result that allows you to remain leader of the championship with points ahead of Dovizioso five over Marquez. Jorge Lorenzo finished 4th after beating Iannone while Aleix Espargaró and Maverick Vinales were 8th and 9th. Continue reading “GP Americas Championship 2015: wins for Marc Marquez, Lowes and Kent”
The new Formula 1 season has started in the same way that ended the previous one, ie with an overwhelming dominance of Mercedes. The German team has achieved the first pole position of the season thanks to Lewis Hamilton who will be joined on the front row of the grid for the GP of Australia by teammate Nico Rosberg.
Williams and Ferrari were the teams that have come closest to Mercedes but yielding about one-half second over time Hamilton so his goal will be to fight for the podium unless the Mercedes have any problems. Carlos Sainz , only Spanish at the meeting, has signed an excellent performance that was 8th with Toro Rosso, a result that even he expected.
The qualifying session was played with little wind that has hindered the work of the pilots. Among those who have been out on the track were not or Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi since Manor F1 Team has been unable to put their cars on track so they go marching in Albert Park without having shot, something that was a given potential weakness this project. These declines were only three seats remain elimination in Q1 and two of them have been for Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen with McLaren-Honda that he still has much room for improvement. Marcus Ericsson was the other driver who failed to Q2.
While these pilots had problems saw some house of Mercedes dominating the timesheets with solvency. Williams and Ferrari were evenly matched and happy faces in the Italian team starting the season on the right foot showed. In Red Bull had a more difficult day with engine problems for Daniel Ricciardo and software for Daniil Kvyat was one of the eliminated in Q2 with men of Force India and Max Verstappen.
The Dutch young Toro Rosso was having a good performance but made a mistake on a curve with their choices of spending is left to Q3. Carlos Sainz Jr. was perfect and snuck into the final round in which he was still able to overcome the two pilots of Lotus fast becoming his debut memorable.
In that Q3 should live the fight for pole between Hamilton and Rosberg but there were so many struggles because English was far superior. In his first attempt Hamilton and set a time that gave him the pole because Rosberg made a mistake in his first attempt fastest lap and was not brilliant in the second. Lewis Hamilton still lowered the clock in his second flying lap to get six tenths to 1.4 seconds Rosberg and Felipe Massa who took third place.
The Brazilian topped by little to Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. Both remained behind Valtteri Bottas who erred entry to target his final lap. These four drivers are evenly matched and have applied to the podium, something we expected in the case of Williams but surprises us a little more in the Ferrari could not do this often last year.
The Spanish Formula 1 fans just bring us a major setback after confirming the news that Fernando Alonso cannot get on the McLaren-Honda in the first Grand Prix of the season. The health status of the Asturian is correct but doctors have advised him to rest a little before turning to expose the risks involved in piloting big circus.
In recent weeks there had been talk of this possibility but almost everyone saw it as something remote as Alonso himself had used social media to say it was perfect and back to training. In a statement issued today by McLaren-Honda doctors also point out that Alonso is right and who have not encountered any problems in the tests referred to it but prefer to wait for the Malaysian Grand Prix which takes place in late March.
The doubts about the accident Alonso will continue after this news because it seemed a blow that required tests as a precaution became three days of hospitalization, absence in the second round of the Barcelona test and now no GP Australia even though the first round of the championship will not start until three weeks after the accident. Continue reading “Fernando Alonso will not be at the start of the season in Melbourne”
The Formula 1 season is coming to an end and the tenth day of testing Nico Rosberg has removed any doubt about the potential of Mercedes that had been hidden during the preseason. Schumacher set the fastest time of the day that highlighted by the large amount of work you have done all the teams.
Up to 6 were able to roll for over 100 laps and Force India was the least rolled but with 77 turns. The good track conditions especially in the afternoon and mock race that addressed the teams allowed this key work in the absence of only two days to close the preseason.
During the previous nine days led Mercedes no time table but we all knew it was because they were looking for him. As the Germans mounted the soft tires in the W06 crushed the lap times of the preseason and left far behind its rivals. Rosberg not had mechanical problems as Hamilton had the previous day and beat the best time of the season and that he did not do a perfect lap. Continue reading “Nico Rosberg improves shines in Barcelona”
The pre-season Formula 1 was resumed on Thursday at the Circuit de Barcelona, home of the last 8 days of testing available to teams before the start of the official season. Pastor Maldonado and Daniel Ricciardo have been the best in the first two days test although this time of year the times do not serve much reference.
More than times in the preseason F1 pending confirmation sensations in the first race of the year are extracted. By the time those feelings say that Ferrari seems to be a good level shifting back toward the top, that Mercedes is still hiding his letters as to the true potential of his car, which McLaren-Honda has much work ahead or Carlos Sainz Jr. and Max Verstappen still working hard to gain experience ahead of its debut in the great circus.
On the day on Thursday Pastor Maldonado was the best with a Lotus that seems to sit well will change the engine Renault Mercedes. The team in Enstone was less bright on Friday with young Jolyon Palmer. Ferrari has shown strong in the two days of work completed Kimi Raikkonen who was second in both. The Finn seems happy with the new car but is yet to see its true potential with respect to the favorites for the title. Continue reading “Carlos Sainz begin work in Barcelona F1 test”
This Sunday begins the season of Formula 1 at the Circuito de Jerez so almost all championship teams already have their new cars on track. A few days ago we reviewed the new designs of teams like Ferrari, McLaren-Honda or Lotus and now we look at Toro Rosso, Mercedes and Red Bull have been the last to let us see their cars.
All these teams have shown their cars on the Jerez track itself. On Saturday afternoon saw the STR-10, the car of Toro Rosso in which we look many fans Spanish by the presence of Carlos Sainz Jr. The Madrid pilot discovered the car with teammate Max Verstappen. The team’s goal is to be fifth in the constructors’ championship and will do so with the support of Spanish brands such as Cepsa follows in the project team of Faenza and Estrella Galicia 0.0 has been joined in recent days.
The aim of Mercedes is to repeat the title won last year. This could not have designed the W06 Hybrid, an evolution of the machine that razed in 2014 having aerodynamic, structural and mechanical improvements. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg discovered the new ‘Silver Arrow’ in Jerez which presents a more streamlined nose but no radical changes since it did not need. Continue reading “Red Bull and Toro Rosso shows their new cars”